Today, I worked my last day in my current paid job and have made the decision to go and work freelance in January and completely change the course of my career.
When I graduated from university in 2014 I never thought that, in 7 years’ time, I would have set up my own company and be preparing to bid farewell to receiving a monthly payslip and step into a new way of working.
I have been fortunate to be able to work for several different organisations promoting the use of the Welsh language over the past 7 years and I am extremely grateful for the wonderful people I have come to know across Wales during this time.
Leaving ‘paid employment’ behind hasn’t been an easy decision at all, and I’m still a little nervous about what’s to come next but I firmly believe that we must follow our instincts and heart in life. Over the last two years I have had fantastic opportunities to work more with people in their communities and in schools to share gardening knowledge and develop peoples growing skills. There are so many opportunities there to really change the way we produce our own food in Wales. There is so much enthusiasm and energy to develop exciting new projects and I really want to be a part of it all!
During the new year I will be developing a programme of school and community group visits with the aim of being able to reach all parts of Wales to encourage more people to enjoy spending time in the garden growing plants of all kinds.
I will also continue to develop gardening resources and hope to find land near to where we live to establish a market garden that will enable me to develop the business and supply fresh produce locally.
I am very keen to work with and support more organisations and groups next year and am more than interested to discuss new ideas. If you would like a chat about how we can potentially collaborate please feel free to get in touch.
It’s going to be a completely new experience for me following a surreal period trying to find the balance between developing the business and continuing to work in employment, but I can’t wait now to take this next step and look forward to every new opportunity that arises.
A huge thank you to everyone, from community groups, societies, organisations, schools, and business who have all put your faith in me over these past few years.
Establishing Adam yn yr ardd and realising a lifelong dream wouldn’t be at all possible without your unbeatable and amazing support!
Thank you for everything – onwards and upwards we go!